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Posted on December 21 at 11:15 a.m.
Jarvis, Are you suggesting forced detention for this"targeted population"? If so I suspect it would be illegal. I don't like having homeless street people panhandling and hanging around but they are part of the world and we need to learn to live with them. Offering them decent housing seems like a good but expensive and often futile approach, there is likely no perfect solution. Just remember that "There but for the grace of god go I". Nobody wakes up one day and says"I think I'll become a mental case, get hooked on drugs or alcohol and live in filth and poverty on the streets". It is not a lifestyle it is an illness and some compassion seems in order.
On Behavioral Health's 'Big Bang'
Posted on December 11 at 2:56 p.m.
Just say no! Use less water, recycle what we have, get rid of most lawns ( pay for their removal), and the list goes on. Perhaps a small rate increase. All those things should be done WAY before we reactivate the desal plant. I'm not categorically opposed but it should be a very last desperate resort.
On Big Jump in Water Bills?
Posted on November 13 at 5:14 p.m.
The octopus grows and grows. Are there any readers who think it is a good thing for the community to have UCSB grow by 5000 undergrads and probably an additional 1000 or more staff, faculty and who knows how many grad students. Where will they all live? Where will the water come from for them? This is a very sad day for this community.
On UCSB Long-Range Plan Wins Approval
Posted on November 13 at 8:09 a.m.
Priceless is actually worthless.
On Measure P Postmortem
Posted on November 12 at 6:05 p.m.
The octopus grows and grows. University Cancer Santa Barbara.
On State Commission to Hear UCSB's 15-Year Expansion Plan
Posted on November 12 at 6:02 p.m.
Nice looking bunch of guys. Of course you can't judge a book by looking at the cover. They might be hoodlums.
On Mexican Mafia, Meth, and Murder Plans
Posted on November 10 at 9:16 a.m.
How'bout a picture.
On 172-Foot Gas Rig Now Towering Above Goleta
Posted on October 31 at 4:02 p.m.
Each to their own but I would most certainly not want to live in a predominantly Islamic country. Would you? If so which one? On the other hand I have no problem with any individual Muslim per se as most of them are probably perfectly nice folks. Sort of like Republicans, nothing against them as individuals but I wouldn't want them running the government.
On Despite Persecution, Ahmadi Muslims Engage in Prayer
Posted on October 31 at 3:40 p.m.
I was opposed to the so called suicide prevention barrier on the bridge on 154 but I support this fence. The cliffs are a danger to drunk students and there will always be drunk students.
On County Approves Permanent Fencing in Isla Vista
Posted on October 18 at 5:18 p.m.
Helene truly believes that the current plan to widen the 101 will badly impact the city of Santa Barbara. She is the mayor and should look our for the interests of the city so I respect her for taking such a widely unpopular stance to try to the get Caltrans to do the right thing by the city. I'm not sure I agree with her but she is following her conscience.
On Mayor Schneider: Stop Derailing the 101 Widening